ORCID allows every researcher to be identified unequivocally. Creating your ORCID iD is simply a matter of individually signing up on the ORCID website (free of charge).
Digital profile for research staff
Building your digital profile
Your unique author ID will be with you throughout your research career and is used to:
- Avoid ambiguity and confusion over authorship and, thus, dispersion of the scientific output produced by the same author.
- Improve and guarantee connection between the existing scientific output retrieval, collection and indexing systems, and thereby link referenced research activities in different information systems.
- Improve communication with the scientific community (submission of articles to publishers and documents to institutional repositories, etc.).
- Enable participation in internal, national and international calls for grants.
As publications are indexed in scientific production databases, authors are assigned other IDs that these databases generate automatically.